Your old bats may have been replaced with ones that meet the 2018 standards, but they doesn’t mean they are useless. Don’t throw away that used lumber! Donate it to someone else who can make great use of it.
The Falls Church Kiwanis Little League is teaming up with Pitch In For Baseball, a charity that provides used baseball and softball equipment to needy individuals. While PFIB accepts all kinds of softball and baseball equipment, the items they need most are BBCOR bats, gloves (11" or larger), baseballs, and catcher's mitts and gear.
Got questions on how to donate? Great! Here are some answers.
Where can I drop off my equipment? There will be two donation stations where you can bring your old gear: Feb. 18, Assessment Day, 12:00 – 5:00, Perfect Performance. A donation station will be near the registration table. Apr. 7, Opening Day. (Details provided soon.)
Can I get a receipt?
FCKLL won't be handing out receipts. However, PIFB is a 501(c)(3) charity organization, and according to its website, equipment donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent under U.S. tax law. Please keep record of your donation and consult your tax adviser to determine the exact deduction to which you are entitled.
Look for the USA Baseball logo before buying a bat!
New Specifications for Bats
In 2018, Little League programs will be using new bats that meet new specifications.
The good news: The new bats will be safer (they play more like wooden bats).
The bad news: Your slugger’s old bats can no longer be used at Little League events.
You don’t need to buy a new bat: FCKLL will provide two new bats for every team in the league. But if you want to buy a new bat, be sure it meets the new standards and carries the USA Baseball logo. (For a list of approved bats, visit usabat.com.)
What should you do with your old bat? Don’t throw it away! We will be collecting old bats (and any other baseball equipment in good working order) to donate to need children in other countries. Bring your equipment to Assessment Day on Feb. 18, or Opening Day on April 7.
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